Senior Project Manager (Capital Projects)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Do you have a background in construction? Are you looking for your next challenge where you can have a big impact?

The Capital Projects Team at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Senior Project Manager. You'll join our experienced Head of Capital Delivery in managing the delivery of our exciting and ambitious Capital Programme.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity where you can help build the future of the NHS for the population of Somerset.

The role is Monday to Friday with the occasional need to work out of hours at key points of a project. Flexible working is required with opportunities to work from home/remote working.

Main duties of the job

You'll take the lead in project managing large or small-scale projects including feasibility, procurement, design, construction, commissioning and bringing into use of complex capital investment schemes across the Trust's estate. You'll have the satisfaction of being able to see a project through from beginning to end with the knowledge that your work is having a positive impact on patient care.

The team supports projects to improve facilities in any of our acute, community or mental health services across Somerset. This includes the New Hospitals Programme known as Musgrove 2030, creating state-of-the-art buildings offering patients safe, effective and personalised care, based on advanced treatments, technology and healthcare innovations. One such example is the new surgical decision unit which has brought surgeons, emergency doctors and other healthcare professionals closer together, providing more rapid assessment of patients and reducing hospital admissions.

Within our community hospitals there are numerous smaller schemes that support ongoing patient care and service developments such as our recent expansion of endoscopy to double clinical capacity, and consolidation of open office environments to better support collaborative working. Mental Health has seenimproved investment in recent years focusing on safer spaces, with creation of Open Mental Health hubs and crisis accommodation.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Close liaison with the Finance Team to ensure diligent management of authorised resources
  • Close liaison with contractors, design teams and external consultants for briefing, checking and commenting on building design and specification details
  • Monitoring and accepting the building work during construction, commissioning and handover

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Degree level in project management and construction
  • Registration with a relevant professional body (RIBA, RICS, CIOB etc.)



  • Project Management and construction processes
  • Construction Design & Management Regulations (CDM)
  • Experience of capital projects management
  • NHS experience of NHS capital projects management


  • Knowledge of HBN, HTM, Fire Code, CQC guidelines and Health Codes of Practice relating to developing capital projects

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